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Wilderness Resort theater, Local 139 protests rank as most-read stories

A “fat cat” inflatable figure stands at a work site in West Allis in March 2018. Local 139 of the International Union Operating Engineers has been using this figure and similar ones this past year to protest the equipment rental company Sunbelt Rentals’ refusal to negotiate with workers who wanted to unionize.

In a whirlwind year of notable events, it can be difficult to remember what made headlines 12 days ago, let alone 12 months ago.

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Amazon dumps NYC headquarters and its promised 25,000 jobs

Amazon abruptly abandoned plans on Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York, a project that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, reversing course after politicians and activists objected to the nearly $3 billion in tax breaks promised to what is already one of the world's richest, most powerful companies.

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